- Jan 9, 2009
I want to change the cable on my iBasso it01s, since it's giving me comfort problems. I have a **** 8 Core Silver Plated Copper balanced cable, which is much better in comfort,
and the original it01 cable is better too.
The earhooks of the **** are more tight, the cable is more flexible and thick which help it to stay on ears.
You think I am loosing sound quality? It's a 8usd Vs 100usd cable :/
If yes,what cable so you recommend?didn't want to spend more than 30usd.
I own (well used to own the iBasso IT01, it recently broke), but still use a couple of MMCX earphones.
My go-to cable is the FAAEL MMCX mic cable as it is the most durable (in my experience) and cheap ($7-9) enough to use a beater cable for my daily commute. The mic quality is alright and the sound quality is better than the Fiio stock mic cable (which is pretty bad imho).
That said, I found better sound quality in the Brainwavz black MMCX cable ($15) which is advertised as litz. The Brainwavz, in my ears sounds clearer and more... fast? transient than the FAAEAL, Fiio and a random 8-core NiceHCK cable that was recommended in Hakuzen's list. I've also seen a lot of posts here praising the FAAEL litz (4 core, $17) cable and will be giving that a try in the near future.
To be honest though your budget is pretty wide and I think a cable recommendation would be more based on whether you'd need a mic and use case. If you could stretch your budget slightly, I would highly recommend the GU Crafstman 5N copper cable being sold at $40 (+ shipping). If you can wait until sales periods/ black friday ALO audio also sells their litz cable for $29.